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Feb 19, 2011 6:30pm PST
this town. for example, you probably heard president obama's union address in which he established the desire to have a million electric vehicles on the road. is that the job of the government? with us today is daniel weiss. ron cogan is the publisher of green car journal, and fred smith is with the competitive enterprise institute. we had the three of the them lat year. it turned into a rip roaring discussion. don't go away. we'll get started in just a moment. >> from the floor of the washington d.c. auto show, this is "autoline." here's your host john mcelroy. >> welcome back to our discussion from the floor of the d.c. auto show. with us is daniel weiss, ron cogan and fred smith. great having you all here again. we all did this a year ago. it's great to have you back. dan let me start with you. recently president obama said he needs a million electric cars on the road in about four year's time. what do you make of that? is that a realistic goal for the country? having a million cars on the road in four years time is a realistic but ambitious goal. the chevy volt is being sold th
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Feb 20, 2011 6:00pm PST
get down to the big issue of the entitlements. obama is right to -- on the continuing resolution. but then when we resolve that issue -- and i think we will resolve it in some way -- then you have to buy nature get to entitlements. >> you can have a debate -- >> they know it. they are starting to acknowledge it. >> the president said the republicans' cuts are too deep and it threatens a veto. >> let's use a scalpel. >> house speaker john boehner says if the president does not cut deeply, republicans will. >> for the last two years since the president has taken off as the federal government has added 200,000 new federal jobs. and if some of those jobs are lost in it, so be it. we are broke. >> so what? >> they are fighting over this 12%. it the whole game is elsewhere. but like the two political parties -- both the republicans and democrats, while the rest of the country is saying we have a problem with the dead but the two political parties -- >> they are fretting about -- >> maybe they will get to it but they did not show -- >> they are writing about subsidies for poor people an
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Feb 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
clashes with the security forces have been reported. >>> meanwhile, u.s. president barack obama called for an immediate peaceful transition of power in egypt. in a speech on tuesday, obama said he had spoken earlier with president mubarak by telephone and conveyed his opinions. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable and that a change must take place. and what i indicated tonight to president mubarak is my belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful. it must be peaceful. and it must begin now. furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of egyptian voices and opposition parties. it should lead to elections that are free and fair, and it should result in a government that's not only grounded in democratic principles but is also responsive to the aspirations of the egyptian people. >>> the united nations human rights chief says up to 300 people may have been killed in egypt's unrest. she appealed for calm during tuesday's protests in the country. the u.n. high commissioner for human rights navi pillay read a statement prepared by spokesmen in geneva on
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Feb 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
, please stand by. we're going live to president obama who is making a statement. >> it's a beginning. i'm sure there will be difficult days ahead and many questions remain unanswered. but i am confident that the people of egypt can find the answers and do so peacefully, constructively, and in the spirit of unity that has defined these last few weeks. for gyptians have made it clear that nothing less than genuine democracy will carry the day. the military has served patriotically and responsibly as a caretaker to the state and will have to ensure a transition that is credible in the eyes of the egyptian people, which means protecting the rights of the egyptian citizens, lifting the emergency law, reviving the constitution and other laws to make this change irreversible and laying out a clear path to elections that are fair and free. above all, this transition must bring all of egypt's voices to the table. for the spirit of peaceful protests and perseverance that the egyptian people have shown can serve as a powerful wind at the back of this change. the united states will continue to be a
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Feb 16, 2011 6:00pm PST
with officials from the obama administration. he spoke to us earlier from there. i asked him what germany and europe could do to support these democratic movements in the tunisian, egypt, and elsewhere. >> i think it is now necessary that we strengthen, and we have decreed institutions which allow the people of tunisia and egypt to decide about their own fate, about their own future in a democratic way. this means that time is needed for organizing new political parties and in the wider spectrum of secular opposition and a secular political parties can help to establish these parties through our political foundations. in germany, all the political parties have political foundations. so we can cover the whole political spectrum from the left to the right and vice versa. we could also help in an economic way, because there are big economic problems in tunisia and egypt as well. if we open the european markets more broadly and agricultural products from tunisia and egypt, this might be part of the discussion to the i am favoring this step. a third step would be that they should open our univ
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Feb 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
for his resignation. on u.s. president barack obama's call for an early transition of power in egypt, mubarak said obama does not understand egyptian culture. mubarak denied government involvement in the violent clashes between demonstrators and his supporters. >>> the u.s. government condemned the violence in egypt. president obama called for greater p for people's rights in egypt. >> we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. >> the white house says it's important that meaningful steps toward a transition of power begin in egypt. it is calling for negotiations between the government and a broad group of opposition members for free and fair elections. >>> leaders of six european countries have jointly urged the egyptian government to protect its citizens from violence and quickly begin a transition of power. russian president medvedev called on mubarak to end the turmoil. sources say more than 30,000 russians are staying in resorts in the east of the country. the leaders of france, britain, germany, italy,
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Feb 10, 2011 7:00pm PST
and that the military could intervene to stop them. >>> u.s. president barack obama has asked saudi arabia to use its influence on egypt to stabilize the situation. obama spoke with saudi arabia's king abdullah by phone on wednesday. obama stressed that measures must be taken immediately for an orderly transition of power. he said the united states will remain involved in efforts to achieve peace and stability in the middle east. on the same day u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and defense secretary robert gates met israeli defense minister ehud barak in washington. they remained committed to israel's security through continued aid to its military. the u.s. says it will work closely with egypt's neighbors to prevent the confusion from spreading in the middle east. >>> the anti-government protests in egypt were sparked by pro democracy demonstrations in tunisia more than two weeks ago. >> reporter: protesters began rallying in egypt on january 25th to call for an end to president hosni mubarak's 30-year rule. the unrest spread across egypt with the help of facebook and twitter. nobel laureate m
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Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm PST
. >>> in response to the turmoil on the streets of tehran, u.s. president barack obama has criticized the authorities there for firing on anti-government protesters and detaining dissidents. he encouraged iranian demonstrators to be brave in calling for greater freedom. >> my hope and expectation is that we're going to continue to see the people of iran had the courage to be able to express their yearning for greater freedoms and a more representative government. >> obama says he finds it ironic that the iranian government pretends to celebrate what happened in egypt when it has gunned down and beaten people who are expressing their views peacefully. obama said as a consequence of what's happening in tunisia and egypt, governments in the region are starting to understand that power cannot be maintained through coercion. he said he hopes middle eastern governments behave in a way that is responsive to people's hunger for change but avoids the likelihood of violence. >>> anti-government rallies are also continuing in yemen and bahrain with demonstrators clashing with security forces. pr
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Feb 23, 2011 7:00pm PST
.s. president barack obama condemned the violence in libya and studying a range of options to intensify the pressure on colonel gadhafi. >> the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters, and further punish the people of libya. these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. >> obama said he was considering actions including sanctions and a freezing of overseas assets that the united states could take unilaterally or with its allies. the president said he will send secretary of state hillary clinton to a meeting of the u.n. human rights council in geneva on monday to discuss the developments in libya. >>> british prime minister david cameron has also strongly denounced the libyan government. cameron made the remark wednesday during a visit to qatar. >> what is happening in libya is completely unacceptable. would i like us to go further and have a full you nations security council resolution? yes, i would. i think that would be good. >> cameron says he would
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Feb 14, 2011 7:00pm PST
barack obama has unveiled a budget plan that aims to trim the nation's deficit by $1.1 trillion over a decade. the budget proposal for fiscal 2012 was sent to congress on monday. the budget year begins on october 1st. the plan forecasts the u.s. deficit will rise to a record 1,645,000,000 for the current fiscal year. spending on defense will also be rolled back. instead money will be shifted to spending on education, infrastructure, and innovation in growth industries aimed to boost the country's competitiveness. >> what we've done here is make a down payment. but there's going to be more work that needs to be done and it's going to require democrats and republicans coming together to make it happen. >> obama maintains that the spending cuts would allow him to honor his pledge to cut the budget deficit by half during his four-year term. but republicans say the president has not gone far curb. >>> china's trade surplus in january fell almost 54% from a year ago due to a surge in imports. it's the first time in nine months the figure has fallen below $10 billion. chinese customs author
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Feb 14, 2011 6:00pm PST
she yearned for a role in shaping the future of syria. she asked president barack obama to do more to support the palestinian cause. this is another side of the crackdown on opposition in syria. >> and big debt problems in communities across germany. the debt has risen dramatically. despite an economic rebound, and german towns and cities broad and far fewer revenues last year and then they spent. it rose to nearly 10 billion euros, the largest in post-war history. >> like many other cities in germany, frankfurt is struggling to make ends meet. the economy is booming but spending is on the rise. basic social costs are a heavy burden. >> let's take a look at my city. our basic social spending was 19 million euros in 2010. it was 27.5 million euros in 2005. >> off and cultural services are the first to go. >> in recent years, we had to close theaters. there is even discussion about closing the museum. so the cost-cutting measures are getting tougher. municipalities are raising local fees to increase revenues. and even the dogs tax is set to increase. there is a summary from the frank
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Feb 25, 2011 7:00pm PST
to be changing dramatically. bilateral ties with the obama administration are stronger than ever. when obama visited south korea to attend the g-20 summit last november, he described the relationship between the two countries as an unbreakable alliance. >> now comes north korea. what about the relationship with the north? i mean lee changes country's stance from conciliatory to hard line policy. how has that affected their relations? >> well, the relations are extremely tense following a series of provocations by the north. the sinking of our south korean warship in the yellow sea and the attack on yeonpyeong island. south koreans. two civilians died after yeonpyeong was shelled. that hasn't happened since the korean war. lee initially faced criticism that his hard line policy had provoked the hostilities, but now public opinion is split between those who want dialogue with north korea and those who support a tough approach. >> right. with that background, do you -- how do you think he will deal with the north during his remaining two years in office? >> well, his task is to include relation
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Feb 4, 2011 6:00pm PST
of these mixed messages, you know, where, for example, the obama adminstration, let's say, which was very open in terms of gay rights, first time ever that... >> can i ask you a question? i want to ask you a question. what do you mean when you say gay rights? >> hinojosa: you know what? that's a really good question., and i think that's... >> is it a right you don't have, maria, as somebody who's a heterosexual woman with kids? i only want the same thing you want. i just want rights. i want equal rights. >> hinojosa: but that's what i'm saying. if you've got a president who says that he believes.... >> in equality in gay people, the same treatment as everybody else. and by the way, i want the same responsibilities, too. i want the ability to pay my taxes as a married person. >> hinojosa: you also know that the obama administration, by many folks in the community, the gay community, was seen as, "what's up, here? you had made certain statements in your campaign that made it appear like you were going to stand up for equal treatment of gay and lesbians under the law." >> right. >> hinojosa: has
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Feb 24, 2011 6:00pm PST
. i mean, that was just, like, throwaway money for the republicans so they'll support obama. and all it does it add to the budget deficit. i mean, the rich hardly need tax cuts in the united states, but they're going to get them. - is there any way an american politician could get elected today saying, "well, it's time to pay some taxes, here, to put our house in order"? is that doable? and if it's not doable, what will happen? - it's absolutely not doable, and that's why i've said i think the americans need a fiscal pearl harbour to really get their act together. it was winston churchill that said, "you can count on the americans to ultimately do the right thing, but only after they've exhausted all the other possibilities". [bob laughing] and so i think they'll get there eventually, but the question is what kind of a mess will force them into doing it? how big will the crisis have to be? is it going to have to be like greece and ireland, where the living standards are collapsing? - but it's too big to be... you know, you can't have the imf involved with the us. i mean, the us is mu
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Feb 18, 2011 7:00pm PST
. that's scheduled to happen ahead of a meeting between naoto kan and barack obama in the first half of this year. >>> robert gates says china could deploy as many as 200 radar evading jet stealth fighters over the next 15 years. >> the latest estimates on the chinese side would be that by 2020 they might have 50 deployed. and by 2025, maybe a couple of hundred. >> gates made the comment at the senate armed services committee on thursday. he did not clarify how he had arrived at these figures. he said the united states will have deployed 1,500 stealth fighters by 2025. he stressed that the u.s. will continue to maintain a larger fleet of top end fighter jets than china. on the same day the chief of the u.s. pacific demand admiral robert willard told reporters in washington, the chinese ballistic missiles are increasing their range each year signal a threat to the region. the letter said china should clearly explain the intentions behind the military buildup to the u.s. and other countries in asia. >>> brazil is in the mood to celebrate. and no wonder, its economy is booming. the coun
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Feb 27, 2011 6:00pm PST
and is unable to use federal health insurance. this week, the obama administration announced it would no longer defend in court the defense of marriage act. what does that mean, nina? >> first of all, let's look at what this is about in this case. those states that same-sex marriage and have legalized it, you cannot get the benefits of that under federal law. you are not entitled to spouse benefits under social security and things like that. that is what the defense of marriage act does outlawed, recognition of a legal marriage in those states that recognizes same-sex marriage. that is all this case is about. but on the other side of the coin, as the work, the administration is doing something rare -- not unheard of, but rare -- refusing to defend is utterly enacted statute. that is risky business. that has happened over 13 years or so, but usually over executive power. this can come back to bite you in the fanny. >> isn't the president's supposed to enforce the law? >> the executive branch is a bust in fo -- the executive branch is supposed to defend the law before the supreme court. in this c
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Feb 23, 2011 6:00pm PST
a key role here. it is astonishing to me that we have not seen president obama waited on this. but there was ever a case of arab state people in our country stepping up and saying, we demand more freedom, this is in it. it deserves his support. the u.s. has a lot of leverage and the world to mobilize international pressure on behalf of the libyan people. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> outside the foreign ministry here in berlin, lydian protesters on wednesday staged a show of solidarity with the opposition in their home country. demonstrators called on the european union and the german government to take concrete steps against libya. they want the international community to freeze muammar gaddafi's assets. they also want a no-fly zone over libya. in saudi arabia, the king has a $25 billion social benefits planned for his citizens. he was greeted with an elaborate welcome ceremony. he pledged perret's is, unemployment benefits, and affordable housing. the benefit comes as other arab nations are being rocked by popular protests over poverty, corruption,
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Feb 2, 2011 6:00pm PST
bit too late in my view, but, nevertheless, mr. obama did the right thing. we will see if the european leaders are willing to follow. >> thank you very much. we will wind up the day's events in egypt. there was a clash in cairo. 600 people were injured. one person is reported killed. the egyptian vice president has called for protesters to go home and observe the curfew as a precondition for political dialogue. you are watching "the journal" on dw-tv. please stay with us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> self centering the universe. thanks to data from a nasa orbiter called the shandra x-ray observatory, the scientists have just confirmed the existence of mysterious dark matter that holds the universe together. this finding and a galaxy of others since the late 19 90s makes it possible for astro physicists to understand the very essence of the universe. what does science tell us about our place in the cosmos? where do we fit in to the universe? in the first of a two-part series, we'll ask the authors of the view from the center of the universe, dr.
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Feb 10, 2011 6:00pm PST
time, voices backing for the democratic aspirations of the egyptian people. barack obama has pushed the government in cairo to make meaningful changes, while warning that a sudden shift could bring chaos. >> the revolution began on january 25. tens of thousands of egyptians took to the street, fed up with president hosni mubarak's regime. the police cracked down. scores of people died or were injured. but the people were undeterred and returned the next day. hundreds, thousands, the streets of cairo teamed with protesters. then the military intervened. demonstrators welcomed them with cheers and applause, hoping for protection from the police and security forces. the army said it would refrain from using force, but it did send several fighter jets to sweep low over tahrir square. people prayed for the victims of the brutal crackdown on for their own safety. the death toll was now in the hundreds. the protesters refused to give ground. tahrir square remains the center of the uprising. hundreds of thousands gathered there on february 1. people of all walks of life. demonstrating again
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